Georges Bataille on art and the real world .... u know it just speaks to me, siyanara real world, i'll go with art
[quote]Art constitutes a minor free zone outside action, paying for its freedom by giving up the real world. [/quote]
a few pages later
[quote]We can consciously and clearly distinguish what is connected only in ignorance. Reason for me is limited only by itself. If we act, we stray outside the motivation of equity and a rational order of acts. Between the two worlds only a single relationship is possible: action has to be rationally limited by a principle of freedom. The rest is silence. [/quote]
The needed equanimity of mind prevent me from being involved in political discourse. Being calm (mental equity) is a state that is deeply desired, and so that is that, oh yes, Bataille helps it all seem so clear now.